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Fiery Merritt Crash Injures Four

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UPDATE A fiery crash on the Merritt Parkway just north of the North Avenue overpass northbound in Westport late today sent four persons to hospitals. Two vehicles were involved. Westport Assistant Chief Philip Hessberger said it was determined that one vehicle crossed the divider and collided with an oncoming car causing the second vehicle to catch on fire. All occupants were removed from the vehicles by good Samaritans and their injuries appeared non-life threatening, he said. EMS and fire personnel can be seen tending to one or more of the injured at the upper right. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Gordon Joseloff for WestportNow.com

Ribbon Cutting Opens 1177 Post Road East

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There was an official ribbon cutting today for 1177 Post Road East, the 94-unit apartment complex, built under the 8-30g affordable housing statute. First Selectman Jim Marpe was joined by other town officials, the building developers, Phil Craft, Steve Lawrence, and Arthur Hersh, and Matthew Mandell of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. With this complex, Westport has now applied to the state for a four-year moratorium, giving relief from the 8-30g statute for all new such applications. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The Newbie and the Vet

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Freshman state Sen. Will Haskell and veteran five-term state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, both Westporters, got together in the House chamber today as they were both sworn into office. Said Haskell: “I was nervous walking into the Senate for the first time — for me it all feels very real today.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) John Hartwell for WestportNow.com